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I promised I’d share my story with you, and if you follow this link, you can read it entirely.
I became a true Daddy’s girl as a teen.
Right in the midst of chaos.
Right in the heat of my anger.
Right in the center of my doubts.
I had no way of knowing then what I know now, but I did sense that God was not only real, but that somehow that knowledge was about to entirely change the direction of my life.
And it did.
Knowing that I’m a Daddy’s girl offers me grace when I fall short. He sees the stains and spills and good intentions and knows it’s all part of the growth process.
Knowing that I’m a Daddy’s girl offers me insight that transcends my upbringing or a family tree. I’m grafted into the Vine. I’m His. My past shaped me, but it doesn’t define me or limit a Daddy’s girl.
If you came over today because you’ve never experienced that, I’d love nothing more than to pray with you or encourage you to run straight into a deeper relationship with your Abba Father.
Are you a Daddy’s girl?
What does that mean to you? What does that look like in your life? How did that change your family tree?
What a beautiful message. . . my Bible is now highlighted with these scriptures and I proclaim “I am a Daddy’s Girl”. I grew up in a Christian home. My dad was a deacon in the church, a Sunday School teacher, etc. As I was growing up, however, I sensed that there was more to my father than met the eye. . . and there was.
While I was away from home in Bible College, my father’s true lifestyle was exposed. . . My father was NOT who I thought he was, nor did he wish to be who I thought he was. As you can imagine, I was devastated by this revelation. The good news is that I, through much prayer and studying God’s work, deepened by relationship with my Abba Father– one who will NEVER disappoint me or hurt me — one who puts my needs first — one who forgives my shortcomings. I have also learned to forgive in return. Although my relationship with my earthly father changed, I have remained a part of his life and love him just the same. I pray continually that He will find the peace and love and forgiveness that is offered through Christ’s sacrifice.
Praise God. . . . I am a Daddy’s Girl!! 🙂
I’ve been in a Spiritual battle for the past 7 months trying to understand who my Father really is. A childhood full of abuse, hurt, and anger has consumed my mind and even convinced me for a period that live was not worth living. I’ve been in search of becoming a true Daddy’s girl (not just going through the motions Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night) and in the midst of a very dark time I really needed this today. Thank you!
Thank you for “Daddy’s Girl”. I have always wanted to be one and did not get that opportunity with my dad here on earth. He is in heaven now. So it’s clear that it won’t happen with him. I forgave him. I then had a conversation with my Daddy who actually made me and loves me. I told Him that the title “Daddy” now belongs to him. I now look forward to running into His loving arms.
One of the things that keeps me falling in love with my husband regularly is the way in which he loves and shows that love to our daughters. They are both adults now, but they grew up knowing that their dad loves them so very, very much. They also grew up knowing that their Heavenly Father loves them even more. Our younger daughter is more of what I would call a Daddy’s girl (she is following her mother in that. I have a very special relationship with my earthly father.), but both of our girls love their Daddy a lot.
Thank you so very much for this devotion. Spoke directly to my heart. Key step in my healing. Blessings to you and all you do! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I have personally emailed each of you, but wanted you to know that I am praying over each of you, as well as those who privately emailed and shared their stories of forgiving, of trying to forgive, and of the hope of forgiving and all that it offers.
Thankyou for sharing your story!